HOUSTON, TX — State Rep. Ana Hernandez (D-Houston) announced that she received $1 million in funding in the state budget for needed renovations and improvements for Houston’s Selena Quintanilla-Perez Park. The park is central to Houston’s Denver Harbor community, serving as a place to host many important community events, for sports leagues to play, and for friends and family to gather to celebrate life’s special moments.
Selena Quintanilla Perez Park is a focal point in the Denver Harbor community, and I am honored to be in a position to help secure the funding needed for repairs and upgrades to the park and its facilities,” Rep. Hernandez said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the City of Houston, the Denver Harbor residents, and all stakeholders to move this project forward.”
The state funding secured by Rep. Hernandez for improvements to the park will provide a direct benefit to residents. The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department will use this funding to implement renovations to the park so the neighborhood may enjoy these upgrades for years to come.
Selena was an American singer-songwriter who became known as the “Queen of Tejano Music.” She rose to fame in the late 1980s among Mexican Americans and Mexicans, and her popularity quickly grew across U.S. and international Latino markets. Selena played for crowds of 80,000 and won a GRAMMY for the Best Mexican American album in 1994. At the time of her death, Selena was recording her first album in English, her native language, and had opened several fashion boutiques. She was killed on March 31, 1995, by the president of her fan club, who also managed her clothing stores.
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